Everybody knows by now the story of Orson Welles's War of the Worlds broadcast. Last night was the 70th anniversary of the historic event. It was a Halloween tradition of mine (for a few years anyway) to listen to a recording of the broadcast after all the trick-or-treaters had come and gone. I haven't done it recently, but it this may be a good year to start up again.
If you've never heard Welles's WotW broadcast, do yourself a favor and check it out. It still has the power to delight even today's cynical audiences. You can find a copy at Mercury Theatre on the Air - along with most of the other Mercury broadcasts.